I took a BPBBQB (Block Party Barbecue Break) and headed over to a house show a few blocks away. Down in the amazingly well-soundproofed basement, I saw the Unnatural Helpers for the second time in 3 days. Their Friday Crocodile show was great, but basement shows just feel more like home. A home that smells like cat pee and mummies, but a welcoming home that allows you see a band while practically sitting in that band's lap. Three singers sharing one mic! A capacity of 30 people max! The ability to come and go without 17 wrist bands!
Dean and Cass Whitmore (special cameo by Helper's guitarist Andrew Greagor)
Basement Helpers were super. At one point, lead singer/drummer Dean Whitmore's daughter (who I believe is in the 5- to 14-year-old age range—so bad at knowing about kids) came up to the front to watch her dad's set and sing along. Everyone died of cute.
The backyard featured a kiddie pool and a graffiti board for the occasion. A handsome spotted dog ran around smiling at everyone. When Seattle is nice, it is so nice.
Other bands that played this show (I assume, since I didn't catch the whole thing) were Baby Guns, Battle Stations, Haunted Horses, Wimps, Night Beats, and Glam Code.
More extremely professional photos after the jump!